Martin Sheppard's latest talk introduces us to twenty extraordinary building projects planned for Primrose Hill, ranging from a full-sized replica of the Parthenon to a 100-foot high statue of Shakespeare, with other equally bizarre schemes in between. He can also explain how Primrose Hill was extremely fortunate not to become a cemetery.
As author of 'Primrose Hill: a history' (2014), Martin Sheppard has fascinated and entertained us before on duelling on Primrose Hill from 1790 - 1837 (October 2012) and on the history of this familiar yet surprising London landmark (February 2014). We look forward to hearing from him again.
Location : Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Holborn Library 32-38 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8PA.
Price: Free to members. Non-members welcome (£1 at the door).